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drop everything

To stop one's current activity to tend to someone or something else. My mom always expects me to drop everything when she has the slightest problem. Don't drop everything, just call me when you get a chance.
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drop everything

Fig. to stop doing whatever you are doing. Drop everything and go outside. The house is on fire. Do you expect me to drop everything and come and pick you up at school?
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References in classic literature ?
The adversary explained with enthusiasm, and the other raven dropped everything and came.
The young woman with the flannel bandage waited, and dropped everything on the table wherever it happened to go, and never moved it again until she put it on the stairs.
The fool-nigger had dropped everything, to throw the shutter open and let off that Martini-Henry.
Of course I dropped everything and set out for the North once more.
She said: "They literally dropped everything and got in the car.
But I was so pleasantly and happily surprised when he dropped everything to take care of me when I needed it the most.
Kind-hearted Florence dropped everything to bring the show to the stricken youngster's bedside in May.
The good news is Miley Cyrus dropped everything to host for me.
When we asked to talk to him about signing he dropped everything and came over that day.
The word on the street is that Tamer dropped everything to go with his wife to the US and will remain there for a few months until she gives birth in order to grant his first child the American citizenship.
After reports that Amanda's parents were clueless as to how much trouble their daughter is in, they must know now, because they have dropped everything to move to LA and rescue her.
When my father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, I dropped everything to be at my family's side and dance was set on the back burner.
She dropped everything when Pete called her and changed the arrangements," the Sun quoted a close pal as saying.
I dropped everything but the promotion of the Olympic spirit with only one thought.
Yesterday mum-of-two Lindsay dropped everything to work a half shift at a local primary school.